Surrey Swing
June & Ralph of Surrey Swing

Welcome to Surrey Swing Dance

Get Fit the Fun Way...

We love to share our passion for dancing to music of the 1930's all the way through to modern tunes.

We offer classes in Jive, Lindy Hop, Line Dancing & keep fit as well as regular weekend social dances & workshops


Learn to dance in a fun & friendly environment

Our classes are fun and instructive and you may join at any time. Classes progress each week with some moves repeated and new moves added with techniques explained so that you can build up a portfolio of moves whilst learning how to lead and follow your partner in the correct manner. We cater for absolute beginners and intermediate levels; you'll learn great moves whilst enjoying the atmosphere and listening to great music. Wear casual clothing, flat soled shoes and come with a sense of fun, we'll provide the rest!

We offer the following classes which are great fun, good value and easy to learn, as well as weekend social dances


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You're in safe hands...

After a year learning how to teach Ralph and June bit the bullet and formed the Surrey Swing Dance Society in order to promote the music and dancing they so enjoyed. They wanted to give back to the community all the fun, fitness and splendour of the Swing dance style. When G-Live opened in Guildford they were lucky enough to be given a regular slot to teach in the studio, and built up a big following for the Lindy-Hop dance. During their tenure they were able to bring in none other than Ryan Francois and Jenny Thomas, world-renowned Lindy Hop choreographers who have worked on stage and screen. After starting the society in 2008 Ralph and June are still teaching, providing regular class nights, workshops and social dances serving Guildford and the surrounds. Why not pop along and find out for yourself what all the fuss is about?

Our Teachers are passionate about dancing


Ralph Dalton

Instructor & Founder

Ralph has 30 years dance experience including 20 years as an instructor. Ralph tap-danced and learnt ballroom aged 8, but he wasn't a keen dancer at the time and the tap shoes lay dormant for 20+ years until a friend asked him to go to some jive classes (sound familiar)? His friend gave up after a few weeks but Ralph battled on and realised his feet wanted to do more than they were already doing. So he enrolled in some Lindy-Hop classes. After partnering up (and marrying) June they both felt the weekly travel to London for lessons was irksome so they decided that they should start up their own club on their doorstep in Ash, then later on in Farnham and Guildford. Ralph is the first to admit that he leaves all the hard work to June and 'just turns up on the night'

June Dalton

June Dalton

Instructor & Founder

June has been dancing since the 1990's and is an excellent instructor. June started dancing when a friend asked her to go to some jive classes. She soon realised what an amazing experience it was and she started to go regularly to different venues, getting better all the time. Eventually she started teaching for Rebel Roc in Guildford. She gate-crashed Ralph's 40th party and were soon to cross paths again at a dance in Portsmouth, beginning a long and happy relationship with both him and dancing... June is the backbone of the company, working hard both behind the scenes and keeping Ralph on the straight and narrow. She plans all the lessons, arranges the music playlists and does the finances too.



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